Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2018 16:36 +08

The discussion over Kanye West's pregnant pause, when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump, is missing some important nuances. Worse, any camera-shy Asian business leader who watches West getting cut off will wonder whether they can still take time to think before answering questions, or if they should take part in live TV interviews at all.

Seven earnest observations in crisis communications

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2018 09:05 +08

In this guest blog, Hong Bao Media's crisis communications expert Patrick Nathan says reflects on seven observations worth sharing from meetings these past few months with a number of organisations, to talk about crisis management and crisis communications.

Calling senior business leaders who think their English isn't good enough to appear in the media

News   •   Aug 07, 2018 14:42 +08

One of the objections senior business leaders raise to appearing in the media is that their English is not good enough. But our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week disproves this - if not in person, then in the topic of her presentation.

Jerome Tan: How candid should you be in bankruptcy

News   •   Jul 31, 2018 13:25 +08

It's easy to say authenticity in media interviews is important - until you are a bankrupt. How candid should you be about your negatives. Jerome Tan, Founder of PIP Holdings, shows the way.

Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?

Blog posts   •   Jul 31, 2018 13:23 +08

In sifting through dozens of media interviews to find candidates for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, we see both good media appearances, and those where there is room for improvement. Like this one.

Mayank Parekh: Setting standards for HR professionals ...and online interviews

News   •   Jul 16, 2018 05:55 +08

Mayank Parekh, CEO of Singapore's Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) explains the importance of building and professionalising the practice of workforce management - and in the process excels at his HRMTV interview.

Martin Khor: Keep calm and smile during doorstop interviews

News   •   Jul 16, 2018 05:55 +08

Martin Khor was doorstopped by reporters after meeting Malaysia's Council of Eminent Persons (CEP). But the Director of Penang-based non-profit research and advocacy organisation Third World Network set the pace for other local business leaders in dealing calmly with such high-pressure situations.

Mark Laudi on Malaysia's BFM, on the four tangible business reasons why CEOs need to be media savvy

News   •   Jul 02, 2018 20:14 +08

Mark Laudi, Managing Director of Hong Bao Media and former CNBC Asia anchor, talks about the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, and explains in this radio interview how being media savvy can grow your business value.

Evangeline Leong: Effective defense of influencer marketing in radio interview

News   •   Jul 02, 2018 05:32 +08

Questionable content has given social media influencers a bad rap. But Evangeline Leong, CEO and Founder of Kobe Technologies, launched a candid and convincing defense of this marketing strategy, deserving of a Hong Bao Media Savvy Award nomination.

Michelle Yong unveils her core values in CNA interview

News   •   Jun 20, 2018 16:57 +08

The Founder of Core Collective and Collision 8 sets a strong example for local business leaders in her television interview.

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